Sunday, February 12, 2012

Review: Finding Bigfoot 2-12-12

The team heads to Washington County, Virginia to investigate The Beast of Gum Hill, with an interesting piece of footage to go with it. The team goes to meet with the man on the ATV in the footage. Ranae is skeptical of the footage because the alleged creature seems to head towards the ATV rider, but some of the other members of the team seem to think that maybe the alleged 'Squatch could not go the other way. The team takes ATVs into the area where the footage was taken. The footage is recreated by Bobo and compared to the footage, and the team thinks that it is possible it was a 'Squatch (all except for Ranae, who thinks it could just be a person in dark clothing). The team conducts night investigations in the area where the footage was shot. The creature has been known in that area for hundreds of years as the "Woodbooger." The team has split into two factions, with Cliff and Ranae on one team, Matt and Bobo on the other, and they are doing calls. No luck on the first night, but Matt decides to go on a solo investigation in the area. Matt finds a cave and crawls into it, but it is empty. Meanwhile, the rest of the team goes to town for a town hall meeting where several raise their hands and tell their tales. Meanwhile, Matt continues his investigation in the caves, hoping a timber rattlesnake doesn't pop up on him. Matt continues his investigation, while the other team members meet with witnesses to 'Squatches and 'Squatch activity. Ranae believes there is a possibility that a young lady who witnessed something may have been pranked by somebody goofing around. Bobo once again steps in with a recreation, and the witness estimates an eight-foot height for what she saw. Ranae questions the young lady and wonders if it might have been a bear she saw. Ranae believes it is a case of overactive imagination. Another witness describes a sighting as well, along with a vocalization. This time Ranae decides to sit in as the possible 'Squatch. Ranae seems to be a bit hard-put to explain what this witness saw, especially after attempting to run down the hill like the alleged 'Squatch did. Bobo interviews another witness and believes he may have seen a 'Squatch. The team maps out a potential investigation area, but decides to use ultraviolet flashlights, which will illuminate a shiny powder on food piles, which results in-well, no spoilers here. All in all, a pretty good episode, 4 out of 5 stars. Next week, the team heads to Kentucky, 10:00 EST/9:00 Central on Animal Planet. Check local listings for time and channel.

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